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Abandoned swimming pools

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cosmicnights says:

I have an interest in photographing old swimming pools but unfortunately never get to see any. I never get to see any though. I would love to see some of the pools other people have photographed. I love these Chernobyl pics.


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Vannah Von Sally (ARCHIVES.) [deleted] says:

I actually have one in my "Florida" set. There is just something about abandoned pools that is interesting, ain't it?
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JibberJaber says:

Care to dive in?
Care to dive in?
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Lee Otis says:

I found this one at an abandoned campground off of Interstate 40 in Arizona.

into the deep end
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[kren] says:

Pool

Fall
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tim_best_1972 says:

End of Summer
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TunnelBug says:

Mmmmm... abandoned pool yummy goodness...
The Pool
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cosmicnights says:

Far out, these pics are fantastic! Keep them coming!!
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Roadsidepictures says:

Paradise Spa Pool
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bethany barton says:


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yankeepez says:

Mow the deep end
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Soupflower says:

Here you should find plenty of empty pool pics.

www.flickr.com/groups/emptypool/


Trockenschwimmer

McCarren Pool
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Dragon breeder says:

do you find any pool toys in them? deflated?
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gbmcinephoto says:

just wanted to add:

www.flickr.com/photos/gbmcinephoto/472948451/
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EPIDEMIA_ says:

Piscina abandonada


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mountaineerfan says:

Just uploaded a 5 pic set called "Lost Summer" of an abandoned pool in my neighborhood. Have long been fascinated with abandoned things, but this is the first time photographing them. Enjoy.



This reminds me of a place here in West Virginia, in a remote area called Cranberry Ridge. Totally uninhabited and accessible only with a four-wheel-drive, but when you come to the top of this huge hill, there's a clearing, a house foundation, and a huge chimney. And, over near the edge of the woods is a complete in-ground concrete pool that is probably well over 50 years old. The house was built by a wealthy man long ago, but when the house burned down, he abandoned the property altogether. It's been years since I've seen that or even thought of it, but it was probably that experience that really piqued my interest in abandoned places.
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Nancymesaaz~ says:

pool

here's another
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Doctor Beef says:

Abandoned Motel - 10

This thing was sludgey black, completely full (this hotel had to have been abandoned for awhile, yet there appeared to be no evaporation loss), and had a 1.75L empty bottle of Smirnoff floating in it. We weren't able to get inside, which is probably good - I can't imagine how it must have smelled in there.
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cosmicnights says:

Festy! Freaky!
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photofiend358 says:

Ugh - I'll have to see if I can find the photographer's name, but someone in a Toronto gallery showed an amazing collection of abandoned swimming pools in suburban New Orleans (8 mo. after Katrina, I think).
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jgurbisz says:

Abandoned Sun Tan Lake Resort: New Jersey
It was the largest man made pool in NJ at one point.

Ladder Into The Depths
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non_com says:

all these photos are wonderful. Pools left to the forces of nature in this way are so sad especially when taken in b/w.
Theres something almost spooky about "upshift" photo number 2 above. Its very eerie.
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Ruin T says:

Ruintourist59
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Ruin T says:

And:
Ruin_China01
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Lee Otis says:

A pool shell sitting on the side of the road in rural Botswana:

roadside pool
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crankorgan says:

Years ago I used to swim at a place called Shady Lane. It was a swimming pool that had a small stream feeding it. You had to go down a dirt road off the highway to get there. There was a diving board at the end where the water spilled over. The walls were cement. There was sand beaches. There were picnic tables sitting higher up around the swimming hole. There was a sliding board near the parking lot behind the refreshment stand. My neighbors say it was Sun Tan Lake. I remember it as Shady Lane. I saw the picture from Sun Tan here I am hoping someones can tell me how big Sun Tan was. Shady Lane was only a hundred feet or so long. It also had a pile of rocks in the water where a spring feed the pool. Anybody? It was off RT23 somewhere

John
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Parksy1964 says:

Whilst not my pic, I love this image of the old Spa baths in my town of Buxton in Derbyshire, UK.

Buxton Spa, Derbyshire

Hopefully this will be back to it's former glory in the next few years.
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Maproom Systems [deleted] says:

my swimming pool
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Lee Otis says:

Another addition from Africa:

Winter Palace Pool
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Dazzababes says:

Here's the swimming pool at Pripyat / Chernobyl from my recent trip!
Pripyat - Abandoned City
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Shane Goguen [deleted] says:


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Maria*PA says:

Swim Meet

The funny thing is I don't live in a town with a whole heck of a lot of abandoned things. Real estate is just too valuable. This property is actually scheduled to be developed as houses soon, but of course is hung up in the courts over zoning.
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radio_inactive says:


Kiddie pool

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David Barrie says:

This is a great thread. Here's my oh-so-discrete english example:

Hole in the ground
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.carly says:

Yesterday
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Amyunimus says:

I found this one in Kentucky, near Cumberland Falls. The depth of the dark water (see the peeling "8" on the side) was what I found really unsettling.


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night photographer says:

An Indoor abandoned pool in the UK - what a rare find!

IMG_0605 raw edit
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Sgt Marshall says:

From Japan
Just the thing…
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moggierocket says:

Great pics! if anyone knows an abandoned pool in Holland, please contact me! :)
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onemorechris says:

ive got some pics of abandoned slides im about to put on this group..hope you like tham also. some really nice photos here
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gianlucafavaron says:

italy - porto s. margherita (caorle)


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LstCaress says:





took these the other day. i kept going by the pool and finally my curiosity won over.. even though i'm pretty sure i've got abandoned-pool-o-phobia. :P
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chaps1 says:

Some great shots in this thread!

Abandoned pool
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RoystonVasey says:

Rock Pool
Fancy a Swim?
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flickrized says:

not for diving
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griffjon says:

No sh*t, sherlock!
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loic_ says:

Another one from Switzerland:
Motel de Founex
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scrappy! says:

I found two at the same motel, although I didn't get much of a picture of one.

Bowie Empty Pool 1

Bowie Empty Pool 2
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Exothermic says:

some really cool shots in here!
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remittancegirl says:

Ooh, ooh... I have two for you:

The pool: No diving unless you're already dead

and

The Swimming Pool
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hscottbrown [deleted] says:



Arlington Baths - Glasgow
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Yahoo Incorperate [deleted] says:

www.flickr.com/photos/stupidpig/409980618/
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B. de Visser says:

Some abandoned swimmingpools:








Gr, Bart

www.urban-travel.org
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SebastianDooris says:

Dun Laoghaire Baths Dublin

www.sebastiandooris.com/Gallerys/DunLaoghaireBaths2007-PT...

www.sebastiandooris.com/Gallerys/DunLaoghaireBaths2007-PT...

Full Set here
www.sebastiandooris.com/Gallerys/DunLaoghaireBaths2007-PT2/
www.sebastiandooris.com/Gallerys/DunLaoghaireBaths2007-PT1/
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B. de Visser says:









Gr, Bart

www.urban-travel.org
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Londonstudios says:

Hi, i have no pool pics,but have enjoyed looking at this fantastic collection of work,thanks.
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SilverRaven7 says:

Empty pools make me quite sad for some reason. =( Here's one on the 6th floor of a Sheradon...

Going for a swim?
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MOVED TO flickr.com/photos/britpendleton says:

love abandoned places, and pools are especially awesome.
here's one i took a while back...



i have more of this hotel and other abandoned places on my stream..
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sleepy_p says:


Sutro pools rhuins in San Francisco.
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boeke says:

Deep End

MORE HERE! >>> League of the Empty Pool

I would love to see some of the above added to this group! ;)
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sean_nextwave says:

www.hobart.k12.in.us/ksms/AmerSym/LincolnMemorial.jpg
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ktchn says:


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Sassmo says:

I didn't get the opportunity to photograph them, but there are a couple of really great abandoned pools at a The Timber Cove Inn along the coast of California, about 2 hours North of San Francisco.
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transatlantic harry says:

Theres always Victoria Baths near me in Manchester-beautiful building, fnally being restored after a great deal of media exposure,well photographed because of it- plenty of pics on flickr...
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Luke H says:

Do any of you happen to live in California and have access to the "Spider Pool" ??

In the 1950s there were several stag magazine photos shot at some exotic locale in California (I assume near Hollywood) where there was a big tile wall with a spider on it. I can try to dig up some info online. Someone unlocked the mystery of the location recently and it's still around to be photographed (I think!)

It'd be cool to see some high res photos of the place.

Now don't go clicking on this if you're at work, because there are photos of nude women (from the 1950s) on this blog, but it details the events that led up to finding the spider pool again after all those years!

spiderpool.blogspot.com/

If any of you are in the area and could snag me a piece of broken tile that still remains on site, I'd be happy to pay you for it!
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John Mason says:

Bali-20071018-200.jpg

Found this on google earth and then went out to find it! yes, about 8,000miles from where I live. Rather disappointed to find it abandoned.
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bobrocks79 says:

Wanna swim?
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oldsk8rdude says:

It's really cool that you all like abandoned pools! My fellow skateboarders and I have much love for these things. Well, at least the ones with transitions (curved bottoms). Very good pics!
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gooley_demosthenes says:

They must have AIDS.
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The East Coast Diablo says:

Sweetness.

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dredre says:

found a nice selection of abandoned pools in san bernadino from a site called "polar inertia journal online" - found it facinating. The text there says that after the 2003 fires in San Bernadino these are the empty lots with their pools.

www.polarinertia.com/sep05/pool01.htm
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watsonsinelgin says:

Waco Pool

This is what remains of the swimming pool at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco Texas. Its dark water was eerie and lifeless on this winter day.

It is made of rough concrete and was obviously created by the followers of David Koresh and not a pool company. It was only a dozen or so yards away from here that many of the children that had played in the pool were hidden in a bunker and consumed by fire when the FBI retook the compound.
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justifiedinlove says:










in kabul, afghanistan, ca. 2003. empty pool atop Bibi Mahro hill.
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Cyril Wermers says:



On october 29 2007, in the city of Enschede, the Netherlands, 600.000 ltrs of water disappeared overnight from the Aquadrome swimmingpool . The leak has not yet been found. Will the people of Enschede ever be able to swim again in the Aquadrome? Only time will tell.

see also: Enschede a/zee
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radio_inactive says:

IMG_0249

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These are from a pool complex in Bridgeton, Missouri that was bought out by Lambert St. Louis Airport along with Carrollton Subdivision that had about 2,000 homes of which most are destroyed. More about it here:
56 Houses Left
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ektopia says:

Town builds pool
People use pool
People stop using pool
People complain that they are subsidising the pool with their local taxes as there are not enough people passing the turnstiles
Pool gets closed
People complain that pool has closed
Group joins to fight and get pool re-opened
TBC...

Dive Right In

Summer Is Coming!

What's The Frequency Kenneth
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flash.pro says:

One from Holland:
Verlaten zwembad
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HolmesBartonHolmes says:

This one is the former YMCA pool in Buras, LA, post-Katrina. The eye of the hurricane went right over Buras, and more or less leveled the town. 18 months later, the pool is a mix of brackish salt and fresh water, with a few small crabs living in it. The blue cinderblocks behind are what is left of the locker rooms.

YMCA Pool, Post-Katrina
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Lee Otis says:

Glad to see this thread is still going. Here's one from southern California:

poolside
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silverxraven [deleted] says:

Seen in Arizona, in a small town Coolidge, south of Phoenix:

ths swimming pool
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tracymadaj says:

Mccarren pool Brooklyn NY
elefant in the pool

Mccarren pool

elefant in the pool
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erdalito says:

IMG_8354.JPG
this was an old nice one which has been gone.......for a mall
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MelanieAnneMarie says:

Excellent thread. Lately I've been having dreams about abandoned,empty, indoor swimming pools, so this was a great find.
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Al Morrison says:

Just found this thread, and I see "bthnybrtn" posted a shot of this same pool about six months ago, but I thought I'd update it with two shots of mine. Appears to be a bit more water in it than when she was there. The roof collapse no doubt helps the water level.

Resort Pool

No Lifeguard On Duty
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mrwillwoodgate says:

Tinside Lido, Plymouth Hoe (UK):

This sea-filled swimming pool was on the verge of being concreted over a few years ago. Thankfully though, they decided to renovate it and it is used by thousands of people each summer as a safe, clean swimming pool. But it looks very 'abandoned' each winter when it's closed! That's a fountain you can see in the middle and at night during the summer, the whole pool is illuminated with changing-coloured lights.
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fallsroad says:


texas chainsaw massacre pool
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aveteva1 says:

Resort Hotel

Resort Hotel
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Visual Distress says:


ten and a half


outdoor pool


pool


night pool


indoor pool
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Gyopi says:

Its not exactly an abandoned pool, but here are some pictures from the abandoned Surf Cincinnati water park.

www.flickr.com/photos/gyopi/sets/72157601100535240/
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addicted2pictures [deleted] says:

these photos make me feel sad, actually.....
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MCX_Art_Girl says:

I am haunted by these images. I love them. I'll try to upload a few if I can figure out how to do it.
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Mystery 770 says:

Pool & hoists

Sewage Pool
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MCX_Art_Girl says:

pool stairs
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Lee Otis says:

Near San Francisco:
graf pool
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tim_best_1972 says:

Using Flickr's new photo stats function, I see that the photo I posted in this discussion, and many others, have been used by a Japanese magazine called gigazine.net, see here.

I had reserved all rights for my photo this is slightly annoying, particuly because the site is full of paid advertisments.

Anyone else who reserved all rights to their shot feel annoyed about this??
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Ruin T says:

That's why I got so many views on my swimming pool photos then!!
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This empty world says:

Unfortunately i don't run across many abandoned pools here in Washington. However, when I turned a corner deep in this building and saw this pool I imediately thought of this group...

The Lodge (18)

There are a few more shots of this in my stream. This building was magnificent.

~D
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coltonjared says:

Has anyone though off cleaning up one off these pools use them for your own use? Personally I try to fix up one of the indoor ones.
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aveteva1 says:

Resort Hotel 2
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Lee Otis says:

Here are two pools from an abandoned mineral springs resort in California:

Healing Waters

Soaking Pool
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